OXFORD – The Tim Hortons Oxford Colts will host the Jr. Mariners Friday night at the Oxford Arena, beginning at 8 p.m.
The last time the two teams met, the Colts lost 9-1.
Colts assistant coach Wayne Cormier is looking for disciplined grittiness from his team.
“The last time we met, we took 16 major penalties, and most of those were away from the play,” Cormier said. “On Friday night we need our guys to show up and outwork the Mariners.
“We want to show them we can play with them but we have to play a full 60 minutes and hit everything that moves.”
On Saturday the Colts travel to Liverpool to take on the South Shore Wild.
“The Wild are returning after a one-year absence from the league, so I’m expecting a close game,” Colts head coach Paul Atkinson said. “These are games you have to win if you’re going to move up in the standings.”
On Sunday the Colts travel to the Brooklyn Arena to play the Avon River Rats.
The Colts are in the building phase, according to Atkinson.
“Teams definitely have to encounter problems along the way but, being only our second year, we are pleased with the direction our team is headed in,” he said.
After being outscored 24-6 in the two games they played last weekend, the CIBC Wood Gundy Fundy Phantoms will look to put one in the win column when they host the Clare Lions Sunday at Amherst Stadium.
The Phantoms lost 13-2 to the Avon River Rats last Sunday in Brooklyn, with both Fundy goals coming off the stick of Kevin McIsaac. His first goal was unassisted, while his second was off a feed from Matt Shapleigh.
Last Friday they lost at home to the defending Junior C champion Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners.
Chris Mansbridge got the Phantoms’ first goal of the night in the second period. It was a power play goal off a pass from Matt Rose.
Corbyn Gallagher also scored in the second period with a shorthanded goal off a pass from B.J. Warren, and Trevor Water gave the Phantoms their third goal of the night, with the assist going to Gallagher.
The Phantoms added one more goal in the third period, when Josh Daley-Gilfoy lit up the lamp off a pass from Mansbridge.
The Colts have earned six points in eight games and the Phantoms have one point in 11 games so far this season.
Sunday’s Phantoms game is a 3 p.m. start.